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e-Learning Days

In the event of a school closure due to inclement weather, learning expectations for all students continue through “e-Learning” activities, which will serve as student contact days. Thank you for partnering with us as we strive to provide high-quality learning opportunities for our students.


At the Secondary Level (high school and middle school), learning activities may be Schoology based. At the Elementary Level, learning activities may be a combination of SCOREcards, Seesaw and Schoology assignments. SCOREcards, developed by your child's teacher, provide academic progress and knowledge for students, continue classroom instruction and provide an accountable means for students to show learning. Students will be required to turn in their SCOREcard and teachers will be required to grade materials. Teachers will communicate when assignments are In the event of an e-Learning day, Robbinsdale Area Schools will communicate with families and stakeholders through the following methods:
-- Websites, district and school sites
-- Social Media (Twitter, Facebook - district and school pages)
-- Automated Telephone Message
-- Automated Text Notifications
-- Email Notifications


When will teachers be available?

Teachers will communicate with parents/guardians regarding how students can get help (or ask questions) about their e-Learning Day SCOREcard assignments. Teachers will be available to students during regular school hours by phone, email or online processes (Schoology, Reading Plus Communication, etc.). The only time staff are not available is during their Prep Time, where they are preparing for upcoming school days, or lunch time.



Is attendance taken for an e-Learning Day?

Yes.  

At the elementary level, teachers will take attendance via email (or phone call) to parents/guardians. At the secondary level (middle and high school), after students log into the classes, their attendance will be verified. Students who do not log in will be contacted by their teacher to verify they are aware of the assignments for the day. If your student is absent on an e-Learning day, their attendance will be marked in Infinite Campus as Unexcused. It is the responsibility of the student’s parent/guardian to request that absences are excused as stated in Robbinsdale Area Schools Administrative Procedure 503AP. Attendance will be changed from an unexcused absence to an excused absence within seven days of the declared e-Learning day if the student returns the assigned work from the e-Learning day or the parent/guardian sends a written note.


What if parents/guardians do not read or speak English?

Teachers will be able to communicate with parents/guardians who do not speak English using an over the phone interpretation Language Line.



What if the Governor cancels schools across MN on an e-Learning Day?

If the Governor cancels school statewide, then we will not have an e-Learning day and teaching staff will not report to work.  



Why do we need e-Learning Days?

Learning expectations for all Robbinsdale Area Schools students continue even during inclement weather. E-Learning Days are a continuation of curriculum and classroom instruction.


Our plan is built upon the best practices of work already occurring in school districts across Minnesota, while adhering to Minnesota Statutes.  



Can families choose to opt out of e-Learning days?

Students whose family chooses to not participate in the e-Learning day are reported as absent. It is up to the school whether to consider this an excused absence, according to Minnesota Statutes.